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ASEAN's edtech startups eye brisk expansion on COVID boost

Companies plan to overcome new learning obstacles with accelerators

Thai edtech startup OpenDurian belongs to a growing movement of digital education players looking to make a meaningful difference for learners in ASEAN. (Photo by Dylan Loh)

SINGAPORE -- Education technology startups within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are striving to expand their reach as the coronavirus pandemic cuts off traditional classroom learning for many students.

The sector has seen interest heat up, with people forced to turn to online channels to continue their education due to social distancing measures to stem transmission of the highly contagious virus.

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